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(February 1944)

American Comics Group, 1943 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
60
Indicia frequency:
Monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Creston Publications Corporation
Editing:
Gerald Albert
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US, latter issues standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?

Genre:
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals

["The Magazine That's Making America Roar!"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Nezzo (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ken Hultgren (signed)
Inks:
Ken Hultgren (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals; jungle; nature
Characters:
Nezzo the elephant
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Signed "K.H." in last panel.

["Mm-mm-- Why not?"] (Table of Contents)

The Duke and the Dope / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ken Hultgren (signed)
Inks:
Ken Hultgren (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
The Duke; the Dope

Indexer Notes

Signed "K.H." in last panel. First appearance of this feature.

Busybody Bear (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Lloyd Randall
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals

Weepy Woodchuck (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Weepie Woodchuck; Chip Chipmunk

["And the clever fox flattered the crow's singing voice so much"] (Table of Contents)

Filbert Fox / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Gordon Sheehan ?
Pencils:
Gordon Sheehan (signed)
Inks:
Gordon Sheehan (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Filbert Fox

Indexer Notes

First appearance of this feature, although the main character would change somewhat in the future.

Byron Bunny (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Carl Wessler [as Egghead]
Pencils:
Carl Wessler [as Egghead]
Inks:
Carl Wessler [as Egghead]
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Egghead; Byron Bunny; Itch; Scratch
Synopsis:
Cartoonist Egghead rushes to meet a deadline for his "Byron Bunny" comic book story. When he goes to sleep, the characters in the story come to life to "fix" the comic.

Indexer Notes

Credited in the splash panel as "By Egghead" but signed in the last panel "Wess."

3 Boys an' a Gal (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ken Hultgren ?
Inks:
Ken Hultgren ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Synopsis:
A soldier (dog) and a sailor (duck) fight over the attention of a cute bird, but she introduces her husband, a Marine (bulldog).

The Cat and the Canary (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Synopsis:
A canary is discarded from a pet shop because he can't sing. A cat promises to teach him, but the canary only learns how to go "Meow!"

Peewee the Pup (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Buck Evans
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals

Patty Plump Buys a Present (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Ben Solomon ?
Pencils:
Ben Solomon (signed)
Inks:
Ben Solomon (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Patty Plump; Hortense
Synopsis:
Patty Plump (a boy pig) tries to buy his girlfriend Hortense (a girl pig) a present.

Doggie Dave (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Woody Gelman (signed)
Inks:
Woody Gelman (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals

The Ghost of Terrible Tomcat (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
James Keane
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals

Happy Goes Hayseed (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Rube Grossman (signed)
Inks:
Rube Grossman (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals

Indexer Notes

Signed in last panel.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. ["The Magazine That's Making America Roar!"]
  3. 2. Nezzo
  4. 3. ["Mm-mm-- Why not?"]
    The Duke and the Dope
  5. 4. Busybody Bear
  6. 5. Weepy Woodchuck
  7. 6. ["And the clever fox flattered the crow's singing voice so much"]
    Filbert Fox
  8. 7. Byron Bunny
  9. 8. 3 Boys an' a Gal
  10. 9. The Cat and the Canary
  11. 10. Peewee the Pup
  12. 11. Patty Plump Buys a Present
  13. 12. Doggie Dave
  14. 13. The Ghost of Terrible Tomcat
  15. 14. Happy Goes Hayseed
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ramon Schenk
  • David Wilt
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Craig Delich
  • Jim Walls
  • Matthew Torrance